Researchers from the University of Cambridge Leverhulme Center for Human Evolutionary Studies have published the findings of the remains of 27 hunter–gatherers were unearthed in a remote part of Kenya called Nataruk near Lake Turkana in 2012 —many of whom, based on the startling state of their bony remnants, died horrifically violent deaths, in this... Continue Reading →
This has been done before using H. pylori as a model, but it is remarkable nonetheless to see how innovative researchers are in using different models to track human migration patterns... this time with HSV 1 or human simplex virus 1. For the study, which is published in the open access journal PLoS ONE, the... Continue Reading →
A complete 1.8 million year old skull found from Dmanisi, Georgia could be evidence that early hominids are actually all members of a single species. Researchers published their analysis in Science today and argue that the skull’s combination of primitive and more evolved features, such as a small braincase (546 cubic cm) with a large... Continue Reading →
I haven't bothered to translate this page, but I've stumbled across a collection of 56 family portraits from East Asia that I wanted to share with you. The images give us a quick glimpse of all the different cultures and ethnicities that make up the far East, along with the lat/long of where these people are... Continue Reading →
Survival International, the non-profit organization that helps tribal peoples defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures has released new aerial photos of uncontacted peoples at the border of Brazil and Peru. The photographs are remarkable, the people are depicted shooting at the aircraft with arrows and throwing stones. You may have... Continue Reading →
There's some bloggable news about how Neandertals didn't die off due to climate change, which challenges a study from last year. But given that it is Friday, I'm not gonna post about it now. Instead, I wanna wish y'all a good weekend. I hope this Gary Larson Far Side comic will put as big of... Continue Reading →
By way of Neatorama, comes this much better photograph of the 3,000 year old beehives I posted about earlier this week. This photograph appeared in a MSNBC news article on the finding.
The first two 'mummies' that made TIME magazine's collection photos of 15 'Mummies From Around the World' make me raise an eyebrow and wonder, who considers Lucy and Dikika a.k.a. Selam, a mummy? These two are fossilized remains of Australopithecus afarensis. Even if you hold a fairly loose definition of mummy, it is, in my... Continue Reading →